Sick PCs should be banned from the net says Microsoft

[ Thanks to James
for this link. ]

“Virus-infected computers that pose a risk to other PCs
should be blocked from the net, a senior researcher at software
giant Microsoft suggests.

“The proposal is based on lessons from public health, said Scott
Charney of the firm’s Trustworthy Computing team.

“It is designed to tackle botnets – networks of infected
computers under the control of cybercriminals.

“Putting machines in temporary quarantine would stop the spread
of a virus and allow it to be cleaned.”